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List of In Focus articles published in 2010

Human rights: The search for truth and reconciliation

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register includes archives relating to human rights abuses in Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Cambodia and the Baltic States. They describe not only the horrors that occurred in those countries but also, in some cases, document resistance to the abuses. All of them highlight the need to reveal the truth of the past to heal their countries and consolidate democratic values. >> Read the article

UNESCO and persons with disabilities

In building inclusive knowledge society, access to knowledge and information is of vital importance to ensure that all persons are able to participate as creative and productive members of the society.
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Inventions and discoveries that changed our world

UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development celebrates the contribution science makes to achieving sustainable development and peaceful societies. Its Memory of the World Register includes archives of the work of people who were on the frontline of scientific invention. >> Read the article

An audiovisual window on the world

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register includes France’s Lumière films that were the first to capture the lives and customs of people in countries in Europe and elsewhere, the world’s very first feature length narrative film made in Australia in 1906, newsreels from 1960 to 1990 that view world events through Cuban eyes, and footage tracing the final years of apartheid and the birth of democracy in South Africa.
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Educational reform in Poland and Nicaragua

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register includes archives detailing Poland’s creation, in the 18th century, of the world’s first ministry of education and a Nicaraguan collection, including objects from t-shirts to diaries, dating from its successful national literacy campaign in the 1980s. >> Read the article

Slavery in the Caribbean and Latin America

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register includes archival collections relating to slavery in Spanish and British colonies in the Caribbean and Latin America that document the suffering and maltreatment of slaves, and the unraveling of Britain’s transatlantic slave trade.
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Journalism education in Africa

UNESCO’s support for journalism education in Africa is underpinned by a strong conviction that professional journalistic standards are essential to a media system that can foster democracy, dialogue and development. >> Read the article

Despite laws, journalists' safety remains under threat

Is journalism becoming more and more dangerous? While the right to inform is regularly reaffirmed by international governing bodies, the number of journalists targeted is constantly increasing.
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Support to media in Haiti

Since an earthquake shook Haiti on 12 January, international relief agencies have taken action to come to the rescue of the inhabitants. Still, days after the disaster, media reports tell stories of bottlenecks in relief efforts and of continuing suffering of the people of Haiti.
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